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Andy Rooney‘s desk has been donated to the Newseum. Former City Paper staffer Andrew Beaujon notes that he can probably secure for the institution the Fuego/Frio whiteboard, an equally critical piece of journalistic history. [Style Blog, Twitter]

It’s not the LACMA rock, but the Smithsonian as of today is home to a life-size replica of the prehistoric monster demon snake Titanoboa. [DCist]

David Dower chats withWashington Post critic Peter Marks about D.C. theater. [HowlRound]